Parker Coffin: up and away

Parker Coffin and Chelsea Tuach have claimed the inaugural Sprite Soup Bowl Pro Junior, at Soup Bowl, in Barbados.


The Sprite Soup Bowl Pro Junior, first stop on the 2013-2014 ASP North America Pro Junior Series, finished off in flawless three-to-five foot reef-break barrels.
 
Parker Coffin took an amazing come-from-behind win in the final of the Sprite Soup Bowl Pro Junior after struggling to amass any scores of significance until the 10-minute mark of the heat.

With time winding down on the clock, Coffin would demolish a steep righthand set wave with committed backhand turns for a 9.33 and immediately back up the score to launch in to the lead, eventually securing the win.

"That was the worst and best heat of my life. I got one wave 10 minutes in to the heat and fell and thought I broke my ankles. I thought, 'this is the sickest contest ever and I'm not going to lose with a three-point heat total'", said Coffin.

"It was a sick final because I'm good friends with everyone who was in it. I basically had a 10-minute heat and told myself to start over. A bomb came and it was the best wave I've had the whole contest. Then I caught another one on my way back out and got really lucky."

Chelsea Tuach absolutely dominated the women's division of the Sprite Soup Bowl Pro Junior, capitalizing on her local knowledge to post the highest scores of women’s competition in the Final of 9.33 and an 18.53 heat total.

"I'm just really happy that Soup Bowl turned on. We scored perfect Soup Bowl. In my women’s final, I had the most fun Soup Bowl I've ever surfed. I'm so happy all of the Californians and East Coasters could come out", says Tuach.

Sprite Soup Bowl Pro Junior Men's Final:

1. Parker Coffin (USA) 14.33
2. Jake Marshall (USA) 13.84
3. Noah Schweizer (USA) 13.70
4. Jonah Carter (USA) 8.96

Sprite Soup Bowl Pro Junior Women's Final:

1. Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 18.53
2. Tia Blanco (USA) 10.97
3. Leilani McGonagle (CRI) 9.37
4. Malia Osterkamp (USA) 8.63